Irwin, William

30 Rock and Philosophy: We Want to Go to There

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A fascinating exploration of the philosophy behind NBC’s hit TV series, 30 Rock

With edgy writing and a great cast, 30 Rock is one of the funniest television shows on the air—and where hilarity ensues, philosophical questions abound: Are Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy ethical heroes? Kenneth redefines "goody two shoes", but what does it really mean to be good? Dr. Leo Spaceman routinely demonstrates that medicine is not a science, so what is the role of the incompetent professional in America today?

In 30 Rock and Philosophy, Tina Fey and her fellow cast members are thrust onto the philosophical stage with Plato, Aristotle, Kantand other great thinkers to examine these key questions and many others that involve the characters and plotlines of 30 Rock and its fictional TGS with Tracy Jordan comedy show.

  • Takes an entertaining, up-close look at the philosophical issues behind 30 Rock's characters and storylines, from post-feminist ideals to workaholism and the meaning of life
  • Equips you with a new understanding of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Tracy Jordan, Jenna Maroney, Dr. Spaceman, and other characters
  • Gives you deep and meaningful new reasons (who knew?) for watching Tina Fey and your other favorites on 30 Rock

Ideal for both casual and diehard fans, this book is the essential companion for every 30 Rock­-watcher.

Keywords: 30 Rock; TGS with Tracy Jordan; tina fey; liz lemon; tracy jordan; jenna maroney; kenneth parcell; pete hornberger; frank rossitano; jack donaghy; tracy morgan; jane krakowski; jack mcbrayer; 30 rock nbc; nbc's 30 rock; 30 rock liz; 30 rock jack; 30 rock 3; 30 rock 4; nbc comedy; nbc comedies; television comedy; television comedies; tv comedy; tv comedies; sitcom; sitcoms; tracy morgan; jack mcbrayer; alec baldwin; jane krakowski; judah friedlander; the girly show

John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
Page amount
240 pages
Printed ISBN

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